Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
the leader. >> brown: and mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 yrs philanthropy atarnee.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the remaking of the obama administration's foreign policy team began today as the president nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to replace hilary clinton as secretary of state. the former presidential candidate who lost to george w. bush in 2004 got the nod after u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. she'd faced republican criticisms over the benghazi terrorist attack. president obama made the announcement this afte
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
: michael moore. host: i'm sorry? caller: michael moore. capitalism is dead. host: george, good morning. caller: good morning. george will. he is not an office holder and has no intention of running for public office. he gave a lecture in st. louis on december 4 and it was aired on c-span last evening. it was about progressivism and how would differs from thomas jefferson's vision and view of the basis for our government founded in natural rights. wilson was the opposite in his view. a little bit of a man involved subject. the movement started with president wilson and basically 100 years ago. george will analyze it in his lecture at the differences between the declaration of independence upon which thomas jefferson based the fundamental rights, the natural rights as announced in the declaration of independence. host: what is it about mr. will that makes him a hero to you? caller: he has consistently for decades espoused in billion form. fo brilliant writing he is a conservative in the truest sense of the word. he made clear the distinction between what happened in the french revolution
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
are supposed to be preparing people for life. >> heather: we will did he bait witness alan colmes and michael gallagher. >> merry christmas. i'm not afraid to say it. >> heather: mike, pleat start with you. is this unnecessary legislation, what do you think? >> i was about to make alan happy, as i was driving over here, maybe this is bit legislative overreach. one of the most iconic christmas messages of our culture is miracle on 4th street where the judge -- on 34th street. there is the spirit of christmas alive and well and yes, there is a santa claus. if we can love the warm fuzzy message of "miracle on 34th street," why not judge come in and say let's say merry christmas without offending somebody. >> i've known mike for 20 years. have you made me happy? let me get this straight. you can't say merry christmas will. this is because of legislator's six-year-old son and decorated the holiday tree. think we have a lot more things to worry about on school campus is whether to say a word that is permitted. what the texas association of school board says. they have a document on its website that
Dec 22, 2012 3:00am PST
this briefly, but the acting director of the cia, michael morelle is also complaining saying it quote, he departs from reality. should the government be working at all, in your opinion, with hollywood studios and helping them tell stories? this goes all the way back to top gun and maybe before that. is it a practice that should end in your opinion? >> no, i don't think it should necessarily end. i mean, again, you know, this film was originally set to come out before the election and we had documentation showing they were eager to work with them and make well, look very good, but i don't think it should end. you can work with the government without exposing national secrets and this highly classified after mission, the senators with all due respect would have been a lot better served dealing with it back then when they were getting unprecedented access and better served now to get to the bottom of benghazi and find out unanswered questions there and that's where their energy should probably be directed at now. >> dave: got to degree with you. scott taylor, great to have you. >> thank you.